First, the foundation:
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NKJV)
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 NKJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 NKJV)
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20) Amen.
His Word is His revelation, His divine moral character, His glory. To be like Jesus is to be the Word, the character and revelation of God. We seek to absorb His character into ourselves. With the sharp clarity of commitment and calling, we approach everything that presents itself to us, and we discern what is valuable in our mission versus what isn’t our problem.
This discernment business is the hardest part. All of my chatter about a fungible reality, how each of us experiences a different world, is aimed at helping you shake the false mythology of “objective reality.” It’s not that you can simply have what you wish; it ain’t that kind of magic and fantasy. You must struggle to shed all the garbage so that you can see what’s truly in your heart of conviction. You can have the blind deception, or you can have all the things God designed for you, and you for them.
It’s written in your soul. It’s more than mere DNA, though it includes that. It’s something fundamental to your existence, all inclusive and organic. It requires taking into account your current context as well as everything you’re born with and have been through. This “thing” we all seek to discern is uniquely individual with each person. But rather than something you can “know,” it’s something you can decide. It’s not a question of absolute right or wrong, but is relational between God, Creation and you. It’s the next step closer to Jesus Christ.
There’s always one more step, no matter where you are.
Jesus is the answer regardless of the question. We want all of Creation to see Him clearly, and the only way we can show Him is in ourselves. This is in the best interest of all Creation. That humans are fallen and blind means Creation suffers under the perverting influence of sin. It can’t act like it did in the Garden, but it can act better when you and I show up and interact with it according to God’s character. And fallen people can see that — some of them, at least.
We can’t fix the brokenness in the world. We can’t run out and use human means to make everyone see with clarity. It only works if they voluntarily come to it for themselves. You and I are the living portals of truth. Jesus said, “Go into all the world” — there’s no place forbidden us. This is why I pray for more and more infiltrators, not to take over the system, but to show people how to belong to a different realm through the heart of conviction. The worldly system in which we live is just the background against which we breathe life into the image of Christ, shining the light of glory.
Any day now, that crisis will strike and things are gonna get rough. I can be all prayed up for myself, but I can’t do it for you. Honestly, if you don’t see it coming, I can’t paint the picture clear enough. All I can do is challenge what mythology you may have learned so you can cut away the junk and keep what really matters. That’s what those verses quoted above tell you.
Reality has been programmed to meet you at the point of obedience; it recognizes God’s character in you. It is empowered by your desire for holiness. Reality will step up and offer assistance and be your friend. Each moment of time is the entryway to yet another parallel reality waiting just for you. Keep faith; stay true to your divine calling. This is your true nature, the Word of God for you, your part in the eternal mission of revealing Him and shining His glory.